(age:17)-Vocals, Gary Phillips
(age:13)-Drums, Chris McNicol
"I didn’t have an amp (or a decent guitar for that matter) and was actually playing through the P.A., pretty rough. Eric and I both wrote lyrics and I wrote the original tunes we did. Chuck Taylor makes a guest appearance on “We’re Called Thrash”, from one of our first recordings, included within. He’s trading vocals with Eric; I got the idea from “Lights Out” by the Angry Samoans, heard via the late night (1am) on Phil’s “Anarchy” program. Full band practices were at Gary’s house, I’m sure his parents “loved” it!
Our first show was at Joe’s Star Lounge in Ann Arbor, I think this was in 82’ or early 83’ at most. We were just kids hanging out with all these “older” punks, kind of intimidating for a 15 year old, at least until one of the gnarliest looking punks with a leather and spiked everything bought me a beer, fuckin’ cool man! The bands that played were: the FU’s, Plain Truth, and most importantly, ‘The State”, their EP “No Illusions” changed me, fuckin’ incredible!!!"
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